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Reverb Tremolo combo pedals

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Birdinlays, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. Birdinlays

    Birdinlays TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

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    Anyone have any luck with these types: Strymon Flint, Mr Black Deluxe plus and i think there was a boss fender pedal from a few yrs back. Any others out there, any experiences with any of these?
     
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    Really like my Deluxe Plus.
     
  3. peterbilt1101

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    Strymon flint is absolutely stellar. If you can afford it, do it. Well worth the hype. I unfortunately sold mine but will likely buy it again. It's that good.
     
  4. Birdinlays

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    Yeah the Deluxe plus seems cool, and simple, much like a real fender amp controls.
     
  5. Birdinlays

    Birdinlays TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

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    The flint goes for $275 plus tax here
     
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    Birdinlays TDPRI Member Silver Supporter

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    Yeah the Vht looks cool
     
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    Another Flint owner. I don't use the trem or reverb on my DRRI. It's that good.
     
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    uriah1 Telefied Gold Supporter

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    This seems nice too.. Earthquake pedal



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  11. ruger9

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    The Fender FDR pedal is a POS. lol Just awful (apologies to those who like it; maybe you haven't experienced real amp reverb and tremolo?)

    I can't recommend the Tone Tested Designs- for one, it's ok- just ok- better than the FDR pedal. Second- no returns. If you don't like it, you're stuck with trying to re-sell it, and not many people have heard it- you'll lose money. Alot. I KNOW.

    The Flint get rave reviews everywhere. Pricey, yes- but it's universally loved.

    Never heard from anyone who has owned the VHT.

    My $0.02- having been down this road: you're much better off finding separate reverb and trem pedals you like- that way, you can have the TYPE of tremolo (opto, bias, harmonic) YOU want, and the TYPE (spring, hall, room) of reverb YOU want.

    Or, just buy the Flint and be done with it, since it offers many options.
     
  12. Birdinlays

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    I bought a Flint today, holy crappers expensive. Only fooled with it a bit, but so far I'm very impressed.
     
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    aunchaki Friend of Leo's

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    I have a BOSS FDR-1 and don't hate it. It is, however, useless for what you're asking. Yes it does have tremolo and reverb on it. The problem is that it's basically a distortion pedal. You can't get a transparent clean out of it, really. Once I figured this out, I started enjoying it a lot more.
     
  14. Mike Simpson

    Mike Simpson Doctor of Teleocity

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    I use one like this...
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    Sorry... I had to...
     
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    I have the VHT. I paid $160 for it last year.

    the tremolo is nice, you can get soft and subtle or hard and choppy with the shape knob. And it has a level knob so you won't have a volume drop like a lot of tremolos.

    reverb isn't the greatest, I have everything cranked.
     
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    +1 on how awful the fender pedal is.
     
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    I have the VHT too. For some reason it seems like it's a lot cheaper in Europe than it is in the US - it cost me under a hundred Euros new.

    The tremolo is really nice. The Reverb is a big letdown, it's weird and boingy, and you have to be very careful with the dwell and mix controls or it gets that weird echo-repeat-like thing some cheap digital reverbs get.

    The available volume boost is a joke - if you turn the volume knob past halfway (halfway is unity gain), it gets a terrible hiss, really pretty bad.
     
  18. jamie.pope

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    Another avid Strymon Flint user here. I was somewhat reluctant because of the price tag, however once I had fooled around with it for 10 minutes I knew that it'd be leaving the store with me.

    Naturally, it was more than I'd normally spend on a pedal but as I was in the market for a quality reverb (plate & hall, primarily) as well as updating my tremolo options; it was a no brainer. Considering the parameters, sound quality & it essentially incorporating 6 models in one - you get your money's worth. My only gripe is the Spring could have a bit more 'bounce' but in a mix, it holds it's own. Better than my AC15 at least...
     
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    Mike Simpson, that was hilarious! That's also my reverb/tremolo pedal of choice.
     
  20. czech-one-2

    czech-one-2 Friend of Leo's

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    Not a pedal...but very :cool:
    P.S. If any body knows of someone who could make a tweed 2u rack for my Peavey Valverb let me know!
     

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